Lazio hurt the Juventus target striker
Juventus got help in recruiting Keita Balde Diao from Lazio. The player’s agent, Roberto Calenda, criticized Lazio’s treatment of his client.
As is known, Keita’s relationship with Lazio began to crack since the player refused a contract extension and expressed a desire to defend Juventus.
Deterioration of the relationship was seen in the Italian Super Cup game, last weekend. Lazio did not include Keita for reasons not fit.
After the match, Keita was absent from training and did not join the dinner together in order to celebrate the victory of his team. “He was hurt by a series of club treatments to him, where he is no longer prepared into the team,” Calenda told La Gazetta dello Sport.
Calenda puts the blame on Lazio if his client asks for a sale. Because, the club never once offered a contract extension to the previous campaign.
“After passing the season with Stefano Pioli, he asked for a sale. But the club prevents and promises a major place in the squad, as well as contracts like top players under the care of Simone Inzaghi, “said Calenda.
“But none of the promises are kept, no new contracts are offered in 2015/2016 or 2016/2017.Inzaghi is just playing it regularly near the end of the season,” he explained.
Minim of Trust
Calenda explains, it is evidence of lack of trust Lazio against Keita. In addition, he assessed the attackers who last season scored 16 goals in Serie A was paid too low.
“He was paid less than other strikers who scored fewer and rarely played. Keita’s income is only slightly above the club’s primavera players. And if the club wants to keep players in the long run, they have to show respect to the players concerned, “Calenda said.
As for Keita became one of the most widely targeted players of major European clubs today. In addition to Juventus, some clubs that want it are AC Milan, Inter Milan, Napoli, AS Monaco, Everton, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur.